The Abstergo laboratory was a special laboratory built by Abstergo Industries specifically for their Animus project. The Animus device itself was located in the center of the laboratory, with Warren Vidic's desk located nearby, overlooking the Animus machine. Besides the Animus chamber, the laboratory consisted of other rooms and devices such as a conference room, bedroom, bathroom, and Animus terminal. Cryptic Messages could be seen throughout the room through the use of Eagle Vision.
The landscape outside the laboratory was extremely bright. However, the building housing it was clearly in an urban environment, surrounded by skyscrapers. The laboratory was found on the building's fourth floor.
During their escape, Lucy and Desmond exited the laboratory and made a path towards its underground parking lot. Similar to the lab, the rest of the Abstergo building was decorated in a modern-industrial style with overhead pipes and ventilation clearly visible, but minimalist detail elsewhere. In Desmond's words, Abstergo had some "fucked up interior decorators." There were numerous servers and computers found throughout its offices. Several small windows gave a glimpse into the world outside the office, showing a terrace garden surrounding a large part of the building.
As the two Assassins took an elevator down to another floor, they traversed through a floor of cubicles. These cubicles were each sealed with glass doors, although at the time, nobody was working in them. This may have indicated that employees were evacuated from the area once Abstergo learned that Lucy and Desmond were escaping. Furthermore, the pair only encountered security guards. The rows of cubicles also contained several Animus machines.
|File:Lab animus chamber.JPG||Animus Chamber||The centerpiece device, Animus, is located at the center of this chamber.|
Animus Computer Terminal/Lucy's Computer
|Computer terminal that is connected to the Animus, to monitor it.|
|File:Lab conference room.JPG||Conference Room||This room is off-limits to Desmond, and a special key is required to enter the room.|
|File:Lab conference computer.JPG||Conference Computer||Computer that is placed inside the conference room.|
|File:Lab vidic laptop.JPG||Vidic's laptop||Placed nearby the Animus device to enable Warren Vidic to overlook the Animus' progress.|
|File:Lab bedroom.JPG||Bedroom||Desmond's bedroom inside the laboratory. Special key is required to lock and unlock the door.|
|File:Lab bathroom.JPG||Bathroom||The bathroom is located inside the bedroom, and located next to the conference room.|
- The building appears to be based somewhere in Italy. This is evidenced by the license plate codes in the car park as well as Italian words appearing at both the warehouse hideout and in the basement car park, where an Italian sign states the clearance height for cars and a notice marking Vidic's parking spot.
- The laboratory itself is located in the Research Wing of the building, as confirmed by one of the guards informing security of Desmond and Lucy's escape.
- The laboratory was re-created and revisited by Desmond in the Black Room of the Animus, as part of the Desmond's Journey.